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Edith Kaphuka - Ngwale Village, Zomba, Malawi - Nyanja (Global Lives Project, 2007) ~12:31:09 - 12:46:10

Published 2007

In this clip, the Domasi girls finish their game of netball. The school bell rings calling an end to the day. The girls gather their things, get a drink at the school's tap, and wash their feet before preparing to head home. Edith and Memory lead a small band of classmates down the narrow path that leads them home. They gossip and joke along the way.
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Edith Kaphuka, a student from Ngwale Village, Zomba District, Malawi. She was 13 years old at the time of the shoot.
Edith Kaphuka was a 13-year-old student at Domasi Mission Primary School in Zomba District, Malawi during her Global Lives Project shoot in 2007. The oldest of four girls, Edith has many responsibilities at her home in Ngwale Village, such as fetching water, cleaning the dishes, and gardening. Her little sister, Memory, is her best friend; when the two are together, they are nearly inseparable. While Edith and her family are Yao, they more readily speak Chichewa, Malawi's national language.
This video was produced by Jason Price, Ya-Hsuan Huang, Elasto Chanza, Jessie Levandov, Harrson Topp, Single Limodze, Blackwell Lungu, Z. Allan Ntata, Villant Ndasowa, Jos Garric, Arnold Mboga, Tom Likambale, Catherine Makhumula, Jessie Kabwila Kapasula, Allan Z. Nkata, and Dr. Sam Mchombo. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information see

Producer Global Lives Project
Language Nyanja


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